Articles posted in ‘Inventive’

Dramatic Brussels Sprouts

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I was preparing a somewhat last minute lunch for our friend Marcos and I needed a vegetable side dish. I stared at the brussels sprouts for some time, not knowing what to do with them. I looked around at the stuff in my kitchen, glancing past the pile of stuff that is always strewn across […]

Cascabel Ground Beef Sauce & Spaetzle

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

If you paid me a million dollars I wouldn’t be able to truthfully tell you where the inspiration for this dish came from. Jessica asked me a dozen times while cooking what I was making and repeatedly I answered “dunno.”

Pear Feta Orzo Salad

Friday, January 16, 2009

A little more than a week ago, I made a Roasted Garlic and Sun Dried Tomato Dressing, and I kind of got hooked on the flavor, craving it again. I wanted to show you just how versatile it is so I didn’t make the same salads. For the dinner with Sarah and Tim last night, […]

A Sauerkraut Replacement?

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Not to toot my own horn, but it may be possible that I’ve created a replacement for the several hundred year old classic brat topping sauerkraut. Actually, other than the use of cabbage, it’s quite different: sweeter and mustardy. We’ve made other yummy cabbage dishes before, but this is different from those too. […]

Curry Shrimp Scrambled Eggs

Saturday, November 15, 2008

This morning I smelled some bacon cooking down the hall and knew I had to have a savory breakfast. However, our fridge just wasn’t complying with me, there was not much to work with except two big containers of strawberries; but as I said, my heart was set on savory. Down to the […]

Chicken Stuffed Carnival Squash

Friday, November 14, 2008

With all the different squashes in the farmer’s market, it’s a bit overwhelming. But fear not, just try them. It’s fun. Carnival Squash is not one I’m familiar with but I dared to write a recipe for it anyway. (If it doesn’t work-out, you’ll never see this.)
For some reason, I’m very dissatisfied with the idea […]

Thanksgiving 2008 Series: Pumpkin Lasagna

Friday, November 14, 2008

As I mentioned, I’ll be working on recipes for you to use this Thanksgiving. This one is not one of your grandma’s recipes. It may seem a little out there and I won’t lie, I was nervous making it, thinking, what if this is crap? I don’t know where this idea even came from. Ideas […]

Chorizo Manchego Olive Corn Muffins

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Not only was our Despana Basket an amazing assortment, there was a generous portion of each item, enough for us to really experiment with. I was sitting here trying to figure out what else I could make with all these great ingredients and I decided on savory muffins: Chorizo Manchego Olive Corn Muffins.